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The dorsal part of an organism or structure.
backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, vertebraeView synonyms
- ‘Within 48 hours she developed well demarcated erythema over the front of her legs, and large blisters over each knee and the dorsum of her feet.’
- ‘Toothbrushing lasted for approximately five minutes after each meal and included brushing the teeth, the dorsum of the tongue, and the palatal and mandibular mucosa.’
- ‘It is the only muscle on the dorsum of the foot.’
- ‘The anterior tibial may become plexiform on the dorsum of the foot, giving rise to the dorsal intermetatarsals.’
- ‘A tooth typically penetrates the dorsum of the hand over the third MCP joint.’
Late 18th century (denoting a long hill or ridge): from Latin, ‘back’.
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